Friday, April 15, 2011

Double Birthdays Again

We have gotten into a habit. I used to do cakes for my daughter's birthday and mine, which was April 10. She always wanted a fun-fetti cake and icing. Then one Christmas, I tried a fake tiramisu and it has become a quick tradition.

Dawn asked me to do one for her birthday so I agreed. I think she forgot about it. How surprised she was when I brought the frosted delight into Red Lobster and put on the table in front of my wonderful family.

My husband had called ahead to see if we could bring in outside food. They were so gracious. Our waiter volunteered to put it in the frig while we ate our dinner. Then, when the time came, he brought out bowls, spoons and even a serving spoon of sorts to help us. That was going above and beyond the call of duty and we thanked and tipped him well for his kindness.

It was a beautiful 82 degrees. We were surrounded before and after by cold, wet, yucky weather. How I rejoiced that our time was special. As this was a Sunday, I had a chance to relax, and do two of my favorite things, sleep and read. And in the evening I had a wonderful surprise, a whole list of birthday greetings from my Facebook friends. That little touch made my day. As for presents, I got sports clothes, an Amazon gift card, and season 1and 2 of Monk, a show that I like very much and even relate to in a few funny ways.

On your next birthday, I hope you have a great tradition, new or old, wonderful weather, friends and family near, greetings from those far away and a few gifts that remind you of the giver.


  1. Happy Birthday Nancy! :)

    Isn't it wonderful when you get a waiter/waitress that actually cares and goes out of their way to make your visit special? It happens so rarely but when it does it is great!

    I'm hungry now! :)

  2. A belated Happy Birthday, Nancy! I'm sorry I missed it.

    I'm glad you enjoyed a special day with your family.

    Susan :)

  3. Where do you get ladyfingers? I'm having a hard time finding them here.

  4. Happy Birthday! April is a big birthday month for our family. We must have celebrate a half a dozen or so and still have a few more to go! October is a close runner up.

  5. It sounds perfect! I'm sorry I missed all the fun :).

  6. Happy birthday!!!

    My hubby's b-day is tomorrow. :-)

    How do you make fake tiramisu?

  7. Stephanie and Jennifer - This dessert is one I got from an add in a magazine a few years ago. You use whipped cream, cream cheese, vanilla wafers, coffee, milk, vanilla pudding, and crushed chocolate. It is just as good as the real kind to me.

  8. Happy BD to you and your sweet daughter. I would like the recipe for this. Can you post it sometime?